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- A Memoir
- By: Tara Westover
- Narrated by: Julia Whelan
- Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. Her quest for knowledge transformed her.
The Other Side of Idaho's Mountains
- By Darwin8u on 03-28-18
The performance is wonderful and I know this is supposed to be a story of overcoming but it’s a hard “read”. It’s constant portrayal of an extremely dysfunctional family is tiring. I started dreading it rather than enjoying it....
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